George Washington's

First Inaugural Address

Justice and unanimity in those states ….

 

Surviving Fragment of theDiscarded First Inaugural Address

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George Washington    April 1789


April 1789

 

(1) We are this day assembled on a solemn and important occasion.

 

(2) not as a ceremony without meaning, but with a single reference to our dependence

 

(3) upon the Parent of all good. It becomes a pleasing commencement of my office to offer my heart-felt congratulations on the happy

 

(4) Justice, and unanimity in those States

 

etc.